Lack of Smart Devices forcing Rural Poor Orphans to miss Online Classes
during COVID, Please Help!
EDUCATION IN CRISIS: RURAL POOR CHILDREN GRAPPLE WITH ONLINE EDUCATION
Rural poor orphans and children of widows from Telangana need your URGENT HELP to continue their education, as they face the risk of dropping out, unable to attend online classes due to a lack of digital devices.
Many private schools throughout the state have already begun online classes. Poor students of government schools are far behind as they have been under lockdown since March 2020. The Government of Telangana has announced that schools will resume in online mode from 1st September. But, with no access to smartphones/tabs/laptops, many rural poor children face the risk of being completely left out, giving rise to the frightening possibility of increased school drop-outs, and their engagement as child labor.
Orphans and children of rural poor widows fare worse than other rural schoolchildren. COVID-19 has left their families in dire straits. Already struggling to make both ends meet, and with COVID-19 making matters worse, acquiring or dedicating smartphone/s (if there are more than one child in the family) to help children access online classes is a monstrous challenge for the widows or the care providers.
Without any tools to access online classes and to life-altering quality education, these children face the real risk of being left behind, caught up in the cycle of deprivation and poverty.
Please HELP them overcome this challenge. We need your support to help 1,200 marginalized children continue their education to break out of poverty and misery.
HOW YOUR CONTRIBUTION WILL HELP
We have identified 1,200 children (200 orphans and 1,000 children of poor widows) already enrolled in schools and colleges in our program areas in Telangana villages, who don’t have access to smartphones. Your contribution will help us procure 1,200 smartphones worth Rs. 7500 each, and help these children continue their education by attending online classes from their homes without any interruption.
Rs. 90,00,000 (Smartphones worth Rs. 7,500 each for 1,200 Children)